6 Must-Have Navratri Drinks To Stay Hydrated While Fasting
Navratri, one of the most important festivals of the year is almost here. This year Sharad Navratri will be commencing 15th October onwards. In order to welcome the divine Goddess Durga, there are fun-filled celebrations, traditional dance performances like Dandiya or Garba, temples get lit up, a variety of delicious delicacies are being prepared, and most importantly devotees observe fast for the nine auspicious days.
I am also one of the many who observe fast throughout these divine days of Navratri. As our diet is suddenly switched for this period, there are a few changes that our body gets through especially the feeling of tiredness or reduced energy levels. We all know by now that drinking water is crucial irrespectively but the importance gets twofold while fasting due to a variety of reasons.
Keep reading to know:
What is The Importance of Hydration While Fasting?
Hydration is crucial during fasting to prevent dehydration, which can lead to dizziness, headaches, and fatigue. It helps to stay alert and focused. Proper hydration also aids digestion, prevents constipation, and helps control appetite, making fasting more manageable and less uncomfortable.
Drinking water throughout the day can be boring, also as you are already fasting there should be some other alternative which can keep you full while sharing the same benefits as water. On that note, I have created a list of healthy and tasty Navratri drinks which are a good source of hydration.
I made sure these healthy Navratri special drinks are made easily and require minimal ingredients so that you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen. Keep scrolling to know!
1. Fresh and Natural Juices
Juices are among the best ways to satisfy your body’s need for water while providing the associated health advantages of the fruit. Sipping a glass of fresh, pure, and natural juice made with premium seasonal fruits can do wonders for your body besides supporting the hydration level.
The nutrients present in the juice will keep you alert and also make you feel full due to the fibre amount thus making the fasting process easier too. I am sure a lot of you have to go for work, so grab a glass of 100% pure and healthy juices like OMJOOS to ensure you stay energised, focused, and spend the fasting day with a lot of ease.
2. Buttermilk or Chaas
Next in line for healthy Navratri special drinks is none other than- Buttermilk. It is because of the highly nutritious and hydrating properties of Buttermilk which makes it one of the best Navratri drinks. It also cools the body and supports the immune system. Just make sure to use rock salt instead of regular table salt and avoid all other ingredients that are not permitted when fasting.
Since I don’t get enough time to prepare buttermilk at home due to busy mornings, I prefer OMDAIRY A2 Gir Cow Buttermilk. It is traditionally prepared using the Bilona method under all the safety & hygiene standards. Do give it a try for an ultimate experience!
3. Chia Coconut Water
Thanks to the good amount of electrolytes present in the coconut which make it is a great drink that keeps the body hydrated and also boosts energy. The addition of fibre, protein, and antioxidants rich chia makes it more nutritious. This unique blend will give you a fuller feeling of stomach thus you can pass the day with more comfort. You can also add lime juice to add the tanginess.
For those who are planning to start a weight loss journey or already going through it, this unique blend is a big hit! It has everything you need for a loss-friendly drink to elevate your weight loss process. It is also a good choice for detoxification.
4. Honey, Lemon & Ginger Water
This is the OG drink being used by many fitness enthusiasts, nutritionists, and celebrities all over the world and if you are wondering whether you can have it during Navratri fasting, the answer is YES!
It consists of simple ingredients which are allowed in Navratri Fasting. It will keep you properly hydrated. Because lemon is high in Vitamin C, it will also help to maintain your energy levels. As the weather is changing and we are slowly moving towards cold days of the year, sore throat, cold or cough are extremely common. Well, good news because this drink is great to provide relief from such discomfort. Just ensure that you use natural honey to make it healthier.
5. Fruit Smoothies
When you’re tired of eating fruits, smoothies come as a rescue to ensure your body intakes the same amount of fruits with a better that is truly unmatchable. Yummy fruit smoothies are a good source of hydration and an easier way to make you get the benefits of various fruits in one glass. Watermelon and Strawberry Smoothie, Kiwi Smoothie, and Banana Smoothie are good options which are easier to make, taste so good, and maintain hydration. Add dry fruits and nuts to make it healthier and enjoy fasting!
6. Gol Paani aka Jaggery Water
Gol Paani or Jaggery water, whatever you may like to call it. Let me tell you that this drink is a great pick when it comes to hydration. Jaggery being naturally sweet will also curb your sweet cravings while acting as a detoxifying agent to cleanse your liver and other vital organs.
This drink also has lemon juice and mint leaves which makes it more refreshing, sweet, and tangy. However, this drink still needs to be consumed in moderation because jaggery is sweeter. Also, use cold water to make this drink more refreshing and soothing.
The above highlighted Navratri drinks not only keep you hydrated but also help you to get a handful of other health advantages associated with each of them. Those who don’t fast, can also get a hands on these tasty and refreshing drinks and maintain the electrolyte balance of the body without getting bored.
However, at the same time, don’t cut back on water because it is indeed the best source of hydration. For this reason, take these pure and healthy drinks as alternatives to help support hydration. Strictly avoid processed and canned drinks full of refined sugar and other harmful chemicals. Eat Navratri special food while fasting and club with these healthy drinks.
Also before ending this blog, I would like to tell you that my favourite Navratri drinks are fresh juices and chia coconut water. Let me know what’s yours in the comment section below!
Wish you all have great Navratri celebrations ahead. Jai Mata Di!
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